AIANY laments the loss of Karen Cooper, President of Cooper, Robertson & Partners. She was known by her colleagues for her intelligence, decisiveness, generosity, and passion. Cooper died on 08.22.13 after a year-long battle with cancer.
A graduate of the State University of New York, Cooper joined Cooper, Robertson & Partners at its beginning in 1979, working along with her then-husband Alexander Cooper, FAIA, and Jacquelin T. Robertson, FAIA, and serving as the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. At the time of her passing, she had been president of the firm for six years. As president, she succeeded in reorganizing the structure and refining the focus of the firm.
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The Center for Architecture is a tad bit quieter today than it was just a few weeks ago when the exhibition spaces were filled with the bustle of 250 school-aged children who spent their summer exploring architecture and design. For nearly a decade, the Center for Architecture Foundation (CFAF) has hosted Summer@theCenter. The immensely popular programs sell out thanks to the wonderful partnerships established with local architects, designers, businesses, and cultural institutions related to the built environment. CFAF’s summer programs bring 3rd-12th- grade audiences through the design process, and the experience is enhanced exponentially by visits to cutting-edge sites such as the QueensWay, small architectural practices including Marpillero Pollak Architects’ work/live space and Adam Kushner’s breathtaking design/rebuild home and studio. The staff at Anderson Architects presented their retail work to students enrolled in the Store Design studio, while Heintges explained their important role in curtain wall technology to students in the 21st Century Skyscraper studio.
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In this issue:
– Hunter’s Point Haven
– Empire Stores to Become Much More
– Automotive Poetry in Motion
– Sustainable Building Gets Down to Business
– Buffalo Gem to Be Reborn as a New Cultural, Hospitality, and Architectural Center
– Madison Avenue Makeover
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The National Building Museum named the co-founders of Friends of the High Line, Joshua David and Robert Hammond, as laureates of the 15th Vincent Scully Prize… The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies announced the 60 winners of the 2013 International Architecture Awards, including projects by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects (The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Addition and Alteration – Cornell Univeristy); Louise Braveman, Architect (Master plan for a Sustainable Kigutu, Burundi); WEISS/MANFREDI (Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitors Center, Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology); Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Greenland Group Suzhou Center, Chongqing River Tower, Great Lakes Vision Plan); Macrae-Gibson Architects (PS 234 Walkway); GLUCK+ (Tower House) and GAD Architecture (GDKP)…
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09.04.13: The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) unveiled a new BAM Bike Park and BAMart: Outdoors installation, designed by Fiedler Marciano Architecture. The lot features a mural by Brooklyn-based artist KAWS and a bike rack by David Byrne (who designed the “doggie” bikerack outside the Center for Architecture).
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